Vera Korzun

Vera Korzun

Title: Associate Professor of Law
Office: Room 226 C. Blake McDowell Law Building
Phone: 330-972-6751
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Vera Korzun is Associate Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Research & Development at The University of Akron School of Law. She researches in the areas of international trade and investment law, international dispute resolution, and corporate and business law. She teaches international business transactions, international law, international negotiations, and contracts. Her scholarship has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, Fordham International Law Journal. Professor Korzun serves as a Vice Chair of the ASIL-Midwest Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and a Co-Chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL).

Prior to joining Akron Law, Professor Korzun worked for Fordham Law School in New York City, where she taught international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration, comparative law, and partnership and LLC law. She previously worked for Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands and for six years taught as an Associate Professor of Law at the leading University in Belarus. As an attorney, she volunteered for a district attorney’s office in the United States and interned with the European Commission in Brussels and the United Nations in New York.

Professor Korzun received her master of laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Michigan, where she was a Michigan Grotius Fellow. Prior to that, she earned her master in law and economics degree, cum laude, from the University of Hamburg and an LL.M. degree in International Business Law, with merit, from Central European University. Her Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree is from Fordham Law School and her Ph.D. in Law is from Belarusian State University, where she also earned her first degree in law.



Law Review Articles

Shareholder Claims for Reflective Loss: How International Investment Law Changes Corporate Law and Governance, 40 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 189 (2018)

The Right to Regulate in Investor-State Arbitration: Slicing and Dicing Regulatory Carve-Outs, 50 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 355 (2017)

Arbitrating Antitrust Claims: From Suspicion to Trust, 48 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 867 (2016)

An Empirical Survey of International Commercial Arbitration Cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1970–2014, 39 Fordham International Law Journal 307 (2015), with Thomas H. Lee

Book Chapters

Corporate Interest and the Right to Regulate in Investor-State Arbitration, in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2015 (Arthur W. Rovine ed., 2017)

Belarus, in Sources of State Practice in International Law (Ralph F. Gaebler and Alison A. Shea eds., 2d ed. 2014)



  • Fordham Law School, New York, New York, Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), 2016
  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2009 Michigan Grotius Fellow
  • Belarusian State University, Ph.D. in Law, International and European Law, 2007
  • University of Hamburg, European Master in Law and Economics, cum laude, 2006
  • Central European University, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business Law, with merit,2003
  • Belarusian State University, J.D., with excellence, 2001